Category Archives: Event Day

Mobile Payment: The future or a menace?

Mobile payments have taken the US by storm.  The payment option is available at major retailers like Starbucks, Target, and Walgreens, but it is also being used by small vendors such as cab drivers, market stands, and boutique businesses.  The question is, “Are mobile payment systems the future or a menace? Continue reading

It’s the End of the Season

It has hard to believe that Labor Day is a mere two weeks away.  School will be starting September 4th, football season will be underway come September 5th…but not before one of the last hoorahs of the Chicago festival season – CRUSH in Old Town.  This is a don’t-miss event in Chicago; Mark even chose it as one of his top three last year, read here.

The festival celebrates the best in wine, food and art and is located on Wells St. between North Ave. to Schiller.  It has a family-friendly atmosphere with free activities for children including inflatables, crafts, and games. Continue reading

Top 5 Overlooked Details at Events

Planning an event is a lot of fun…but it can also be overwhelming.  With so many elements to keep in check, you are bound to overlook a few details.  Here are the top 5 overlooked details of an event: Continue reading

How to Make the Most of a Conference – via the Idealist Blog

We came across this article on Idealist’s blog and wanted to share it with all of you.  Enjoy.

posted by Julia Smith on March 27, 2012 on

It’s conference season! Next week I’m heading to San Francisco for the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, which boasts thousands of attendees and countless opportunities for networking, skill-building, and…sheer exhaustion. To prepare, I asked a bunch of nonprofit leaders how they make the most of big events like this. Here’s part 1: what to do before you leave. Continue reading